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    After 40-Year Battle, Train May Roll for Oahu


    Published: January 3, 2012

    Sometime this spring, a $5.3 billion project is scheduled to rise from the Kapolei farmlands that offers powerful evidence of how much this island, a symbol of Pacific tranquillity, is changing. A 40-year battle to build a mass transit line appears to be nearing its end. Barring a court intervention, construction is to begin in March on a 20-mile rail line that will be elevated 40 feet in the air, barreling over farmland, commercial districts and parts of downtown Honolulu, and stretching from here to Waikiki.

    READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/us/hawaii-train-line-is-likely-to-rise-on-oahu.html?_r=2



    Honolulu’s Rail Project Back in the Crossfire This Fall
    Yonah Freemark
    August 18th, 2012

    In 2008, Honolulu’s citizens approved the construction of a new high-capacity rail line that would provide quick public transportation along the city’s coastline. The $5.3-billion, 20-mile project is one of the largest in the nation, but it is backed by a steady source of local revenues and the almost definite promise of a federal New Starts capital grant that will cover about a third of costs. Moreover, it has held the support of the city’s leaders consistently since 2005, when pro-rail Mayor Mufi Hannemann entered office. The project broke ground last year.

    READ MORE: http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2012/08/18/honolulus-rail-project-back-in-the-crossfire-this-fall/



    Honolulu rail project up in the air, again
    By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
    November 1, 2012, 5:00 a.m.

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — For all those visitors to Waikiki Beach who see Honolulu as a South Sea paradise, Maeda Timson would like to invite them to climb into her minivan and drive for a moment in her world.

    READ MORE: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-honolulu-mayor-rail-20121101,0,1733863.story



    Work resumes for Oahu’s rail transit project
    By Vanessa Stewart
    Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

    It’s been on hold for about a year. Oahu’s multibillion-dollar rail project is back on track. Work started first thing Monday morning.

    Currently, the column count in West Oahu stands at 16, with that to change considerably over the coming months.

    “That first 10 miles is going to have about 422 columns. And that 10 miles will open again, probably 2017,” Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas said.

    READ MORE: http://www.khon2.com/2013/09/16/work-resumes-for-oahus-rail-transit-project/



    Honolulu rail system project to progress in 2014
    Published 1:20 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Despite an unresolved case in federal court, Oahu’s planned rail transit project is scheduled for significant construction work in 2014.

    READ MORE: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Honolulu-rail-system-project-to-progress-in-2014-5200789.php



    Honolulu Rail Takes Shape, City Prepares for Development Boom
    By Sophie Cocke 05/12/2014

    Honolulu rail — now five decades in the making — is taking shape. And this agricultural parcel, where Aloun Farms has grown produce for two decades, as well as land all along the planned rail line from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center is set to be transformed by a development boom of new homes, shops and parks brought on by mass transit.

    READ MORE: http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2014/05/12/22056-honolulu-rail-takes-shape-city-prepares-for-development-boom/



    I can’t think of a better application for elevated rail than a tropical island. It preserves corridor and farm access (and allows lava to flow underneath ;). Plus they have to bring 100% of their gasoline by ship with the highest prices in the country. And nothing ruins a tropical paradise like daily traffic jams. And I’ve heard that the traffic delays were becoming legendary, taking an hour to go just 5 or 10 miles away.



    Honolulu Is Building America’s First Fully Driverless Transit System
    AMY CRAWFORD @amymcrawf Sep 17, 2014 13 Comments

    Perfect weather and sandy beaches might spring to mind when a mainlander thinks of Honolulu. But this metro area of nearly 1 million people is far from paradise for those who get stuck in its notorious traffic, which competes with Los Angeles for the title of worst in the United States.

    READ MORE: http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/09/honolulu-is-building-americas-first-fully-driverless-transit-system/380292/

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